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Life After Lockdown: National Pet Month’s Guide For Dog Owners

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to lift, National Pet Month has joined forces with The Kennel Club and Dogs Trust to provide some top tips to help your dog re-adjust to life after lockdown.

#PetPawsitivity: Tracy and Her Many Pet Companions

“These guys have kept me getting up in the morning, even if I’m down. They all need feeding and looking after, they have given me the motivation to keep going when all around things were falling apart.

National Pet Month’s Great Kitten Nutrition Guide

Getting your kitten’s diet right at this early stage, will help way beyond their first few months of life.

National Pet Month's Great Puppy Nutrition Guide

Getting the diet right from this early stage will set them in great stead for this amazing growth period.

#VetPawsitivity: Justine’s Story

This week #NPM2021 focuses on #VetPawsitivity and how veterinary practices have adapted throughout the pandemic.

Losing a pet during lockdown

At a time when so many people have welcomed new pets into their lives, there are some that have sadly had to say goodbye to their pet during this tough period.

Positive Steps Towards More Pet Friendly Workspaces

As lockdown eases and some of us head back to the office, National Pet Month focuses on Pets And People: Caring For Each Other at work.

Why Vaccination Is Important For Our Pets Too

While many people agree regular vaccination protects our pets, for some it also causes concern, while others may think it’s not relevant for their pet.

#VetPawsitivity: Daniella’s Story

Daniella was BVA President during the initial lockdowns and says it was a challenge leading the veterinary profession ‘through a completely unprecedented and difficult time.

National Pet Month’s 3 Step Blueprint: Top Tips To Keep Your Pets Healthy

Follow this simple guide, share it with your pet owning friends and family and together, let’s keep our pets as healthy and happy as possible.

National Pet Month’s Guide To Fit, Healthy and Happy Pets

Here are National Pet Month’s Top Tips for healthy weight management

PetPawsitivity: Asha and Bailey's Story

"Yesterday I took a walk on the wild side with my dogs," says Asha, one of the National Pet Month team.

Pet Pawsitivity: Jill and Bentley’s Story

“No matter how you are feeling, when you look into his eyes, see his wagging tail and hear his shrill bark, he grounds you in the here and now.”

New Owners In Pandemic Times: Preparing Your Dog For Change

As we begin to come out of lockdown, we have put together some top tips from animal health experts to help you care for your new arrivals and help dogs adjust to changes when many of us go back to work.

Pet Pawsitivity: Ben and Ginger’s Story

The positive impact of having Ginger in their lives during the pandemic, has been clear.

New Owners In Pandemic Times and Preparing Your Pet For Change: Cat Advice

Tips from Sarah Tapsell, RSPCA Clinical Animal Behaviourist on helping cats to adjust when we head back to work.


What to expect this #NPM2021

Pet Pawsitivity: Tanya, Sue, Alfie, Charley, Ellie and George’s Story

Tanya has noticed the positive effect pets also have on Mum, Sue, who struggles with health issues and isolation.

Top Tips from National Pet Month: Keeping Your Pet Cool During Warm Weather

Keeping Your Pet Cool During Warm Weather

Pet Pawsitivity: Martina and Luna’s Story

“Luna’s always taught me that you need to approach life with patience, flexibility and a laugh. What better time to do that than during a global pandemic?”

Pet Pawsitivity: Tyler and Rex's Story

Tyler describes his canine companion as a large source of joy in his life.

Pet Pawsitivity: Charlotte and Cooper’s Story

“I often talk about ‘being more Cooper’ when life can get a bit much. It helps me keep perspective,” says Charlotte Dixon about her dog who joined the family in 2020.

Pet Pawsitivity: Ben and Sprinkles’ Story

The next story in our #NPM2021 Pet Pawsitivity series.

Pet Pawsitivity: Beth and Chester's Story

Welcome to the first in a series of Pet Pawsitivity blogs to celebrate the positive impact pets have been having on our lives during lockdown.


A year of lockdowns has impacted us all in so many ways. But amidst all the uncertainty, our pets have been by our sides.

A Year of Change for National Pet Month

National Pet Month: 1st April - 3rd May 2021

World Spay Day

FEB 23: Today is World Spay Day, when UK animal charities join forces to help spread the message to owners to get their pets neutered.

Keep Small Pets Warm During Winter

Good friend of National Pet Month, the PDSA shares some toasty tips for keeping small pets warm during winter

Help support the outdoor birds during the challenging winter months

Get ready for the Big Garden Bird Watch 2021 and a useful bird-feeding checklist from PFMA!

Press Office

For media information, images or to speak to a spokesperson about National Pet Month please contact Taz Thornton or Asha Clearwater at Turquoise Tiger on +44 (0)7920 461 044 or email

Please note we have access to a range of spokespeople via our coordinators, sponsors and most animal welfare organisations and charities who get involved with NPM.

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